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Log Home Decorating With Good Memories

A rustic log home can be a safe harbor for family memories. Treasured as they may be, remembering the good times of your life is better when the memories surround you in your home. I encourage you to consider the fun that owning and decorating a log home will provide.

Log home decorating is perhaps one of the more fun decorating projects. Using a cottage theme, log home decorating provides you with an opportunity to draw from nature and use some of your favorite objects. If you are a person who spends a lot of time at your cottage or log home, no doubt youive started a collection of treasures to display. Family photos and handmade ornaments are popular accessories for log home decorating. Any object reflecting good family memories are great for a log home or cottage. These are among the ways to make your life enjoyable and not depressing.

A log cabin is a home away from home. It is intended to be warm and cozy for all those who visit. Choosing earthly colors for paint and fabric would help create this atmosphere in log home decorating. This environment is meant to be welcoming and cheerful. Adding some vibrant colors and patterns in cushions and slip-covers will certainly brighten the space and enhance your log home decorating.

Usually people try to find used furniture for their log home or cottage. You many have some unwanted furniture at home such as a chair, a table or a couch. Especially if they are from your family, instead of discarding them, why not take them to your log home? For items that may be new to you, flea markets and garage sales are great places to find amazing furniture to use in your log home decorating project. Remember, one person’s junk is another person’s treasure. Old wooden pieces of furniture are perfect for log cabin decorating. You may want to leave them in their original state or to give them a newer look, you may want to paint them or if it is a chair, perhaps make nice slip-covers in a bright floral pattern.

Enjoy the memories that your home life can share. Decorate your log home with treasures.

Do Not Take Life For Granted To Avoid Depression

Do not take life for granted was one of the best pieces of advice that was ever given to me. Not only because of the frailty and uncertainty of life, but because not taking life for granted is a great way to avoid false expectations in life.

Have you ever known someone who believed they were owed everything in life, and that if they did not receive what they wanted they became depressed? Was there a false expectation that could not be fulfilled? Why set yourself up for disappointment like that?

There is a term that explains this phenomenon: relative deprivation. When you watch television, or surf the web, or read a magazine, and you see the luxury and wealth enjoyed by others, do you sometimes feel that you have been short-changed? This feeling of relative deprivation for some people is so pervasive that it leads to depression. So how can this be avoided to avoid being depressed?

One tip that may be of benefit is to realize that every day is a gift, be grateful for it! Then it is up to you to enhance the value of that gift. This attitude will bring purpose to your life, and having a grateful attitude will show you ways to not be depressed. Being grateful for what you have reduces, if not eliminates, any space for feeling of lack. When you live an appreciative life you will live in abundance without a sense of deprivation.

7 Choices You Can Make To Improve Your Relationship

Being able to communicate with your partner is the number 1 most important element to any good relationship and if your relationship is in need of improvement, it’s more important than ever. You and your partner have likely fallen into a pattern where you end up in a fight every time you try to talk. In many cases this is because you may be talking but you aren’t communicating. You are both just worried about being ‘right’ and getting your point across and you’re so busy trying to prove you’re right that neither of you is really listening to what the other is trying to explain to you. The two of you will have to stop and really listen to each other. It will probably take a little time to re-train yourselves on the appropriate way to communicate with each other. If you love your partner and you don’t want to break up, these tips might be the best way how to stop a break up. Here are 7 ways to improve your relationship. Just remember that it takes love, patience, and communication to make any relationship not only work, but to also be great.